Latar Belakang PDK Selayang

PDK Selayang (Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Selayang) telah ditubuhkan pada 1hb Sept 1991, oleh sekumpulan ibubapa kepada kanak-kanak kurang upaya (pada masa tersebut dipanggil sebagai kanak-kanak istimewa) yang anak-anak mereka telah dikeluarkan dari pembelajaran wajib di sekolah-sekolah aliran perdana di Selayang, dengan alasan mereka (OKU tersebut) "tidak boleh belajar". Alasan sebenar Guru Besar sekolah-sekolah tersebut ialah mereka takut graf pencapaian sekolah akan menurun.

Bermula dengan 15 orang kanak-kanak kurang upaya kelas diadakan sekali seminggu pada setiap hari Sabtu dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 1:00 tengahari, dengan dilatih oleh seorang Petugas PDK (panggilan Cikgu PDK pada masa tersebut) iaitu Puan Noraini Othman.

Hari ini PDK Selayang telah berkembang pesat dengan jumlah pelatih OKU PDK seramai 102 orang melalui beberapa program iaitu Kelas Harian EIP, Kelas Harian LPV, Kelas Harian Pemulihan Perubatan (Pemulihan Anggota, Pemulihan Pertuturan dan Pemulihan Carakerja), Lawatan ke Rumah dan Program Rumah Kelompok (lelaki).

Kumpulan Sasar Utama: OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)

Kumpulan Sasar Tambahan: Anak-Anak Yatim, Kanak-Kanak Kurang Bernasib Baik, Ibu Tunggal/Ibu Tinggal, Warga Emas dan Keluarga Miskin (dari lingkungan kumpulan sasar utama)

Kelas Harian EIP: 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 8:30am-12:30pm.

Kelas Harian LPV (Latihan Pemulihan Vokasional): 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Kelas harian Pemulihan Perubatan pula dijalankan seperti berikut:

Pemulihan Anggota: 5 hari/minggu; 8:30-11:30am; untuk OKU dari keluarga miskin dan berpendapatan rendah. Sabtu & Ahad pula dikhaskan kepada OKU yang keluarganya mampu bayar penuh kos pakar (OKU dari keluarga kaya).

Pemulihan Pertuturan: 3 hari/minggu 8:30am- 12:00pm; untuk OKU dari keluarga berpendapan rendah dan miskin dan hari 2 hari dalam seminggu dikhaskan untuk OKU dari keluarga kaya yang mampu membayar kos pakar.

Pemulihan Carakerja: 4 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat kecuali Khamis; 8:30-11:30am; untuk pelatih kanak-kanak; 2:30-4:00pm untuk pelatih remaja PDK.

Program Lawatan ke Rumah: 2 kali/minggu; Selasa (2:00-4:00 petang) dan Sabtu (9:30am-12:30pm).

Program Rumah Kelompok (Lelaki): menempatkan seramai 4 OKU yang telah bekerja.

PDK Selayang yang ditadbir-urus oleh satu Jawatankuasa yang dilantik oleh ibubapa/penjaga OKU.

PDK Selayang dipengerusikan oleh Y. Bhg. Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Haji Azhari Md Salleh, dengan kekuatan Jawatankuasa seramai 13 orang.

Seramai 15 kakitangan berkhidmat di PDK Selayang yang diketuai oleh Penyelia PDK iaitu Puan Noraini Othman, 8 orang Petugas PDK, 3 orang Pakar Pemulihan Perubatan, 1 orang Pemandu dan 3 orang Pembantu. 3 orang kakitangan PDK Selayang adalah dari kalangan OKU.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ten Disabled Enterpreneurs Recieved 'Starting Grant' of RM2,700 each

TEN people in Perak were granted RM2,700 each as an initial grant for them to start small businesses.

State Welfare Department director Chong Phaik Kee said three of them were disabled while seven were from poor backgrounds.

Chong said this was one way to help the needy and the disabled to stand on their own two feet and not to rely permanently on the department for help.

Among the recipients of the grants known as ‘Geran Pelancaran’ was seamstress Fauziah Hani Abdullah, 30, who said the grant would enable her to develop her business to greater heights: “I thank the department for taking care of my needs.”

Wheelchair-bound Mohamad Ali Shamsudin, 59, who has a motorcycle repair workshop, said he could now expand his business with the grant and buy necessary accessories.

Mohamad Amin Ahmad, 47, who also operates a workshop, said the aid was timely to develop his business for the future.

“I am grateful to the department for bringing me to this level, to ensure that I am independent enough to run my own business,” he said.

Chong said for last year, a total of 30,943 needy people were provided with the grants.

“This is a one-off grant for those who want to start a small business or expand it further.

“Each time we get an allocation from the Federal or state government, we will check from our lists on who requires the most assistance.

“We want to instil the importance of being independent, just like the proverb ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” she said.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Heng Seai Kie said providing grants was among the many programmes by the ministry to ensure the needy and the disabled were independent and capable of running their own businesses.

Heng said the aid should not be regarded as a lifetime help.

“We are only helping the target groups on survival skills. Once they are stable in their endeavours and can earn a steady income, then aid would be given to others,” she said, adding that poverty did not only strike those living in rural areas but also in urban towns.

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